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How YouTube search pushes people toward conspiracy theories and extreme content

When The Impediment Street Journal asked YouTube about this issue earlier this year, a Google spokesperson mentioned other parts of the company were working with the YouTube collaborate to “share learnings” about how to surface more authoritative content.

Google breaks that its autocomplete feature takes into account factors peer “popularity” and “freshness,” though a representative didn’t respond to questions all round how YouTube’s autocomplete feature differs.

The autocomplete and recommendation options are especially jarring because Google’s Chromebook laptops, which include YouTube’s app, procure become incredibly popular for students, making up more than half of all new laptop shipments for K-12 undergraduates in 2016, according to Futuresource Consulting.

It’s been a rough year for YouTube, which has also struggled with proclaims of fake news and child exploitation.

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